Originally posted by thestreaker:
It seems your point on the norias/mines was that it didn't make sense that "alchemy can turn gold into iron"...
sure it may be time-consuming, but it's part of city management. Personal choice if you don't like it.
From experience with previous games, it was never possible to assault the pirates early on and hope to win. It was usually a mid/late game affair, by which time you can ally with them in this game. Hard pirates are no laughing matter in 1404.
I think warehouse items are limited for balance purposes. You wouldn't want a "super warehouse" with many +25% items and extra cart item and all other kinds of stuff, it may make things too easy. Same for allowing you the choice of all available items, maybe having a combination of all the best items instantly will make things too easy.